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Oil companies give $7 million to UA BP and ConocoPhillips announced a donation of $7 million to UA President Mark Hamilton at the Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce. BP and ConocoPhillips have donated $29.5 million of charter-agreement gifts since 2000.

The Edge Update: High Alaskan unemployment, Amazon in the real world and Cuban-American relations...

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Professor gets $225,000 to study frog brains Biology professor Jocelyn Krebs was recently awarded a $225,000 three-year research grant titled, "Role of the Williams Syndrome Transcription Factor in Xenopus neural development." Patients with Williams Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder, have characteristic "elfin" features, overly social personalities, learning deficits and visual-spatial impairments.

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Brooks' hearing postponed Following the arrest of former USUAA vice president Justice Brooks, his pre-indictment hearing continued on Thursday, Feb. 1 at the Anchorage Courthouse. No plea is held at the first appearance. At the pre-indictment hearing, issues regarding charges are resolved and the judge reviews evidence to make sure there is enough evidence to warrant the charges.

UA Statewide Briefs

UAF teams raise $37,000 for healthy hearts FAIRBANKS - University of Alaska Fairbanks teams, led by Judy Jones and Marianne Freelong, strode past their goal and raised more than $37,000 for the American Heart Association Saturday during the 2008 Fairbanks Heart Walk.

USUAA shuffles leadership

In the wake of former USUAA President Andrew Lessig’s resignation, former Vice President Drew Lemish has taken over the position. Lemish explained the transition at a press conference on August 29th. Andrew Lessig had cited an inability to keep up with the demands of being USUAA president as a reason for stepping down.

The Edge Update: University of Alaska tuition increase, Donald Trump and Leonard Cohen

On Thursday, Nov. 10, the University of Alaska Board of Regents approved a five percent increase in tuition for students in the UA system...

College Bound

Prop 8 protests rage on In Sacramento, Calif., the largest crowd yet gathered at the State Capitol for the fi fth day in a row protesting the recent rulings of Proposition 8, which bans same-sex marriage in the state. Prop 8 has brought together over 5,000 activists who have gathered in front of the Capitol to protest the rulings and to voice their anger for the ruling.

Campuswide Briefs

Proposed new sports arena gets a correction In November, TNL reported that a $65 million proposal for a new sports arena at UAA was included in the Board of Regents' proposed capital budget. It was sent on to Gov. Sarah Palin and is awaiting her approval before it is sent to the legislature.

Statewide Briefs 11/10/2009

Obama to stop in Alaska Wednesday on way to Asia President Barack Obama will visit Alaska as he begins a longer trip to Japan, China,...

Weekly Buzz: October 1st, 2013

Have you heard? We're one step closer to a lightsaber, there has been a motion filed to free the Fairbanks Four, homeless housing has been proposed near Kincaid Park, and an Anchorage man fatally beaten outside mental health clinic.

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UAA officials, community partners engage in 'active shooter' exercise to test response In response to the recent Virginia Tech shootings, officials of UAA, Alaska Pacific University, Providence Alaska Medical Center, Anchorage Police Department, Anchorage Fire Department and the Municipality of Anchorage Office of Emergency Management gathered on June 20 for a 3-hour exercise to discuss the would-be response to an active shooter on UAA's campus.

UA Statewide Briefs

New book puts Alaska climate in focus On average, Barrow residents see snow in their community 136 days of the year, while downtown Juneau experiences 86 inches of precipitation annually. During the summer months, the Tanana Valley is one of Alaska's hot spots, averaging 70 degrees Fahrenheit or warmer.

Crimes of the Week! February 10-16

Heard about a "mental subject" running around campus? How about that animal attack? Or even missing something? Do you suspect larceny...? Find out in...

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Integrated Science Building gets its topping The University of Alaska Anchorage and Cornerstone Construction Company paused to celebrate progress on the Integrated Science Building with a "Topping Out" Ceremony Oct. 12 at the nearby Administration and Humanities Building.

UA Statewide Briefs

Young marine scientists win big at Tsunami Bowl The first- and second-place winners of the Tsunami Bowl each won a one-year scholarship to the University of Alaska Fairbanks or the University of Alaska Southeast. The winning team will also get to compete in the national finals of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl, to be held in Seward in April.

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Solar design and homebuilding workshops target energy costs Upcoming workshops offered by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will offer ideas and techniques to help residents lower their home energy bills. Learn how to tap into the sun's energy at a solar design workshop offered Saturday by Extension energy and housing specialist Rich Seifert.

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Don't forget your taxes! Just a little reminder for you procrastinators out there (and who isn't a procrastinator around this time in the semester?): Your taxes are due April 15, one week from the date of this publication. Forms can be found at your local post office, or online at www.

News Briefs – February 24th, 2015

First National Bank Alaska opens new branch First National Bank Alaska held its ceremonial ribbon cutting ceremony Feb. 18 at its newly constructed branch on...

UA Statewide Briefs

UAF helps Alaskans battle against marine debris Alaska has a reputation for clean waters and pristine vistas. But fishing nets, rope, totes, six-pack rings, bottles, drums, and myriad other trash - much of it plastic - litter many of Alaska's shores. It's a vexing mess made by both humans and nature.

UA Statewide Briefs

Alaska Day brings guests Join us on Oct. 18 for two very special Alaska Day events! Alaska 2058: The Next 50 Years. A panel of experts in various subjects will engage in a conversation about the future of our state. Based in Anchorage at the UAA campus, the panel discussion will be videoconferenced to the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the University of Alaska Southeast where audiences will be allowed to ask questions and discuss their own visions for the next 50 years.

Tree thinning project gets stimulus money

A very expensive tree-thinning project in the Tongass National Forest is receiving more than a half-million dollars in federal stimulus money. It will cost $2,800 to thin each acre of the 238-acre Ocean Boulevard project in southeast Alaska. That's nearly three times as much as some other tree-thinning projects.

Palin promises to keep on tweeting

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin plans to stay in touch using Twitter even after leaving office on July 26. In a tweet posted July 17, Palin indicates that when she's out of office, she'll use a personal account on the social networking site to stay in touch. Palin's tweet said, "elected is replaceable; Ak WILL progress! + side benefits10 dys til less politically correct twitters fly frm my fingertps outside State site.

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Theatre on the Rocks presents "Fat Pig" Come experience a story about the true nature of beauty, love and our inability to change what we despise about ourselves August 21-September 3 in the Jerry Harper Studio Theatre in the Fine Arts Building. "Fat Pig" is directed by Christina Ashby and stars Jaron Carlson, Jessica Pervier, Kate Williams and Eric Holzschuh.

The Edge Update: Mike Kelly, Russian hacking and South Korean impeachment

On Wednesday, Dec. 7, former Republican state representative Mike Kelly of Fairbanks died in a plane crash in Fort Wainright. Kelly was flying a...

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Mitchell promoted to assistant dean of Honors College The University Honors College has announced that Marian Mitchell has been promoted to assistant dean of the College. In her new role, Mitchell's expanded portfolio includes advising, assessment and curricular affairs, and finance and budget, said Ronald Spatz, dean of the University Honors College.

Statewide Briefs

Panel nixes Palin pay increase A state commission has reversed it recommendation to grant a pay raise to Gov. Sarah Palin, but the panel is still pushing for a $15,000 average raise for state legislators. The State Offi cers Compensation Commission had earlier recommended salary increases for Palin, top state department heads and lawmakers.

UA Statewide Briefs

Canadian biologist at UAS launches whale research JUNEAU - Whale biologist Jim Darling from British Columbia, Canada, visited Juneau in mid-September to help launch a new humpback whale research project with UAS biology students. Students will work with Darling and UAS Biology Faculty Beth Mathews to determine which whales spend time in Alaska and Hawaii.

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Two chair positions appointed at UAF FAIRBANKS - UAF appointed veteran educators to fill two of its endowed faculty chair positions for the first time. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and historian Joel Shurkin will serve as the Charles W. Snedden Chair in Journalism for this academic year.

Cordova taking part in net recycling program

Cordova is one of five communities in Alaska participating in a program to recycle nylon gillnet and seine web. Nets tossed in Dumpsters and sent to the baler get tangled in city refuse equipment, increasing city operating costs. And they don't decompose anytime soon.